Koreografi på stedet

From the course Site Specificity by Karen Vedel. Photo by Maj Horn

Koreografi på Stedet (Choreography in Place) (2015-now) is a mapping concept in cooperation with visual artist Maj Horn. We explore how poetic directions in the shape of words, illustrations, poems and choreography can help create bodily experience of places and how these experiences can be mapped.

We received support from Lauritzen Fonden for an artistic project with a 7th grade of Urban Skolen in Esbjerg from august 2017 until may 2018. The purpose of the project was to cooperate with the students of the 7th grade to discover new perspectives of the city Esbjerg through choreographic, visual artistic and landscape architectural tools.

Our investigations addressed three subjects: public/private, narratives and embodiment. Below are a few hatches made by the students of Esbjerg city square. The hatches are made from both public and private spaces.

We performed at Spire Festival 2015 as an exploration of meetings between bodies and other social elements. And we have done guest lectures at University of Copenhagen at the course Site Specificity by Karen Vedel.

At the course Site Specificity we explored an ’empty’ construction area:

Students from the course Site Specificity by Karen Vedel, University of Copenhagen. Photo by Maj Horn

 

Map created by Emilie Bendix from the course Site Specificity. Photo by Maj Horn

 

Map created by one of the students illustrating sounds, Site Specificity. Photo by Maj Horn

At Spire Festival we did a walk through the surroundings following our poetic map:

Following our poetic map through the landscape. Photo by Maj Horn

 

The poetic walk at Spire Festival. Photos by Nikolaj Hodell

 

Poetic walk at Spire Festival. Photos by Signe Rom

Supported by: Lauritzen FondenUniversity of Copenhagen and Spire Festival